Life Studies from the Dismal Trade
This collection of unique essays by poet and
funeral director Thomas Lynch “brims with
humanity, irreverence, and invigorating candor”
Penguin 224 pp. 978-0-14-027623-7 $14.00
f DOROTHY PARKER
What Fresh Hell Is This?
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Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes—A Marriage
“Cannot help but fascinate, providing...insight
to anyone who has followed the melodrama
of the poets’ relationship and the scholarly
deconstruction of their art and their lives.”
— The New York Times. B/w photos.
Penguin 384 pp. 978-0-14-200487-6 $15.00
THE VIRGIN OF BENNINGTON
“An absorbing coming of age memoir...Norris
writes with warmth, frankness and amazing
Riverhead 272pp. 978-1-57322-913-5 $13.00
THE CLOISTER WALK
“Her writing is personal, epigrammatic—a
series of short takes that ironically address the
biggest subject matter possible: how one ought
to live a life, with what purposes in mind.”
—The New York Times Book Review.
Riverhead 400pp. 978-1-57322-584-7 $15.00
A WOMAN IN AMBER
Healing the Trauma of War and Exile
“A brave and subtle confrontation with childhood memories of extreme horror.”—Eva
Hoffman. Nesaule’s memoir recounts how she
and her family fled World War II Latvia only to
be captured by Germans, then Russians, before
making it safely to the United States.
Penguin 288pp. 978-0-14-026190-5 $15.00
f THE GOLDEN ROAD
Notes on My Gentrification
A young writer’s search for authenticity among
various communities of identity—black,
Latino, techno-utopian, Ivy League, activist.
“A sharp-minded, elegantly written memoir...
Frank and dryly humorous.”—San Francisco
Chronicle. “Intriguing...Millner’s searingly
honest Road takes readers into a little-known
Penguin Press 256 pp. 978-1-59420-109-7 $22.95
Penguin 256pp. 978-0-14-311297-6 $14.00
Paperback available February 2008
“A beautifully designed new series...
scores of pictures with crisply related
biography and commentary...Look no
further for the perfect literary stocking
— The Washington Post Book World
The Duty of Genius
“Superb....Great philosophical biographies
can be counted on one hand. Monk’s life of
Wittgenstein is such a one. It’s a probing, moving experience.”—Christian Science Monitor.
Penguin 672pp. 978-0-14-015995-0 $22.00
Overlook 161 pp. 978-1-58567-610-1
F. SCOTT FITZGERALD
Overlook 136 pp. 978-1-58567-519-7
FAT GIRL: A True Story
“Brilliant and angry and unsettling....In all the
books about weight and the effects it has on the
psyche and the impossiblity of ridding oneself
of it, there has never been a book like Fat Girl
that lays it all out with such take-no-prisoners
prose.”—The New York Times Book Review.
Plume 208pp. 978-0-452-28585-9 $13.00
Overlook 136 pp.
Bich Minh Nguyen
f STEALING BUDDHA’S DINNER
A vivid memoir about childhood, assimilation,
food, and growing up in the 1980s. “Relevant
not only to anyone who’s ever lusted after
the perfect snack...but anyone who’s ever felt
like an outsider.”—San Francisco Chronicle.
“[Nguyen’s] prose is engaging, precise, compact.”—The New York Times Book Review.
Viking 272pp. 978-0-670-03832-9 $24.95
Penguin 272pp. 978-0-14-311303-4 $14.00
Paperback available February 2008
Winner of the PEN/Jerard Award
Overlook 146 pp. 978-1-58567-609-5
Mary Ann Caws
Overlook 112 pp.
f THOMAS PAINE
and the Birth of Modern Nations
“A rewarding new biography...as much a
primer on the Enlightenment as it is the story
of the stay-maker from Thetford—and all
the better for it.”— The New Yorker. “Provides
cogent reasons why the man who wrote
Common Sense has often been neglected by the
cheerleaders for the American Revolution.”
—Los Angeles Times Book Review. 16 pp. b/w art.
Penguin 432pp. 978-0-14-311238-9 $16.00
Podcast available at www.penguin.com
LEONARDO DA VINCI
“Nicholl’s life of Leonardo is fresh, detailed,
vivid, and presents the most fully human
Leonardo we have.”—Adam Gopnik.
140 b/w illustrations and 30 color plates.
Penguin 448pp. 978-0-14-303612-8 $18.00
Overlook 128 pp.
Overlook 136 pp. 978-1-58567-520-3
M. Thomas Inge
Overlook 140 pp. 978-1-58567-542-5
SO MANY BOOKS, SO LITTLE TIME
A Year of Passionate Reading
“Nelson examines phenomena that will make
many readers smile with recognition: the recommendation from a friend that makes you
think less of your friend, and, most dreaded
of all, the book you feel guilty for not having
read.”—The New Yorker.
Berkley 256pp. 978-0-425-19819-3 $13.00
A Memoir of Cuban Exodus
“In this wonderful memoir, Ojito ransoms
herself from the seductions of nostalgia and
reclaims instead the beleaguered Cuba of her
childhood.”—The New York Times.
Penguin 320pp. 978-0-14-303660-9 $15.00
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